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Whoa! There’s ‘Serious Talk’ of a ‘Blossom’ Reboot, Joey Lawrence Says (Video)

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Whoa! There’s ‘Serious Talk’ of a ‘Blossom’ Reboot, Joey Lawrence Says (Video)
In the word of Joey Russo, “Whoa.”

Someone dig the flower-bedecked hat out of the closet, because a reboot of the ’90s sitcom “Blossom” could be happening. At least, that’s the word from Joey Lawrence, who played slow-witted but well-coiffed Joey Russo on the series.

Speaking to Steve Harvey on Harvey’s talk show for an episode that aired Monday, Lawrence said that the notion of a “Blossom” reboot has been the subject of “serious talk” lately, and that he and his former costar Mayim Bialik are on board if it approaches the realm of reality.
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‘Endless Summer’ Filmmaker Bruce Brown Dies at 80

‘Endless Summer’ Filmmaker Bruce Brown Dies at 80
Documentary filmmaker Bruce Brown, known for surfing movie “Endless Summer,” died Sunday in Santa Barbara, Calif. of natural causes, his official website reported. He was 80.

Brown was born in San Francisco and grew up on Long Beach, Calif. before briefly moving to Hawaii where he began making films and worked with submarines for the U.S. Navy. Brown became a documentary filmmaker and released his first film “Slippery When Wet” in 1958. He was Oscar nominated for the 1971 motorcycle racing film “On Any Sunday,” on which Steve McQueen was a producer.

The 1966 “Endless Summer” was narrated by Brown and starring surfers and board shapers Mike Hynson and Robert August.
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‘Creed 2’ Lands Director Steven Caple Jr.; Stallone Sits Out This Round

‘Creed 2’ Lands Director Steven Caple Jr.; Stallone Sits Out This Round
Though Sylvester Stallone was previously reported as being onboard to direct MGM/Warner Bros.' Creed 2, we now have word that Steven Caple Jr. (The Land) will be handling those duties. Stallone, who won a Golden Globe and earned an Oscar nomination for his role as Rocky Balboa in Ryan Coogler's Creed, will return to star alongside fighter Adonis Johnson, played by Michael B. Jordan. Caple will direct from a script by Stallone and Cheo Hodari Coker (Luke Cage). Variety reports that Caple Jr. was hand-picked by both Stallone and Jordan following the original Rocky's discussions with …
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Seth Rogen To Play Walter Cronkite In David Gordon Green’s ‘Newsflash’

Seth Rogen To Play Walter Cronkite In David Gordon Green’s ‘Newsflash’
You can’t pin down David Gordon Green, who loves to zig and zag between pictures. This year, he released the Boston marathon bombing pic “Stronger,” and he’s following it next year with the “Halloween” rebootquel. True to form, the filmmaker is pivoting yet again, with another project that finds him turning in a different direction.

Deadline reports that Green will direct “Newsflash,” but perhaps the most remarkable thing about the movie is that it will star Seth Rogen as legendary news anchor Walter Cronkite.
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Disney/Fox Deal Won’t Lure Hugh Jackman Back To Play Wolverine

Disney/Fox Deal Won’t Lure Hugh Jackman Back To Play Wolverine
By Christmas, it’s expected that Disney will officially announce their acquisition of Fox‘s movie and tv divisions, in a deal that’s reportedly worth north of $70 billion dollars. Fanboys are already starting to dream about the ways in which the X-Men can leap into the Marvel Cinematic Universe, however, the changed landscape won’t convince Hugh Jackman to return.

The actor hung up the claws as Wolverine — for real, finally — in this year’s gritty, R-rated sendoff, “Logan.” James Mangold‘s film gave Jackman and the character he’s played for years, in multiple films, the farewell they deserved.

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Kumail Nanjiani Doubles Down On ‘The Big Sick’ Snub Tweet – Update

Kumail Nanjiani Doubles Down On ‘The Big Sick’ Snub Tweet – Update
So a famous director is doubling down on the veracity of Kumail Nanjiani’s instant-classic Golden Globes snub reaction tweet. Deadline is convinced the tweets do indeed come from a famous director. The to-and-fro began earlier today with the Golden Globes’ snubbing of Nanjiani’s terrific The Big Sick, prompting this tweet from Nanjiani’s page: “Hey gang. This is Steven Spielberg tweeting from Kumail's phone. My fave movie this yr was The Big Sick. It's avail on Amazon…
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Conrad Brooks, Actor in 'Plan 9 From Outer Space' and Other Ed Wood Films, Dies at 86

Conrad Brooks, Actor in 'Plan 9 From Outer Space' and Other Ed Wood Films, Dies at 86
Conrad Brooks, the actor whose résumé of rotten movies includes Plan 9 From Outer Space and five other collaborations with cult writer-director Ed Wood, has died. He was 86.

Brooks died Wednesday after a series of health problems at Berkeley Medical Center in Martinsburg, West Virginia, family spokesman Edward Hopf told The Hollywood Reporter.

A native of Baltimore, Brooks first met Wood in 1947 while on a trip to Hollywood with his brothers. He then played four characters in the cross-dressing/transsexual docudrama Glen or Glenda (1953), which marked Wood's directorial debut.

The pair went on to work together in
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Ratings: ‘Better Late Than Never’ Premiere Wins at 10pm

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Ratings: ‘Better Late Than Never’ Premiere Wins at 10pm
Last night, NBC’s “Better Late Than Never” and ABC’s “Great Christmas Light Fight” duked it out in different time slots for the (very unofficial) title of top Monday premiere. A “Bachelor” special leading up to the dating competition’s new season didn’t quite stake much of a claim. Thanks mostly to “The Voice,” NBC won primetime outright. ABC finished runner-up in the key 18-49 demographic, though CBS was No. 2 among total viewers. More to come…
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Watch Zendaya, Zac Efron Accidentally Collide During ‘Greatest Showman’ Outtake (Video)

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Watch Zendaya, Zac Efron Accidentally Collide During ‘Greatest Showman’ Outtake (Video)
Zendaya’s scene with Zac Efron in “The Greatest Showman” is expected to be one of the most spectacular sequences of the film — but it wasn’t easy to execute. During Zendaya’s appearance on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon,” host Jimmy Fallon said he had some iPhone footage of a collision between the two actors while they were swinging from ropes, which Zendaya said happened more than once. (See it at the 3:55 mark above.) “We’re supposed to grab onto each other with the other arm and get in this swing, which is in all the posters
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Beyonce Shuts Down a Beer Named After Her

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It turns out Beyoncé doesn’t like beer as much as her homemade lemonade. The super star sent a cease and desist letter to Lineup Brewing after the Brooklyn company created a German pilsner called Bieryoncé, according to Pitchfork. The special brew was created after owner Katarina Martinez missed out on a Beyoncé concert, she told the outlet. Also Read: Eminem, Beyonce Drop New Track 'Walk on Water': Listen Here (Audio) “As a Hispanic, female run business, I am very inspired by her so I thought I’d pay homage,” said Martinez. “We’re disappointed she didn’t take it as a compliment,
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FCC Commissioner Clowns Chairman Ajit Pai on Twitter: ‘Alternate Plan’

The Federal Communications Commission is set to vote on pulling back net neutrality later this week, but one member is already publicly railing against chairman Ajit Pai’s proposal on Tuesday. FCC commissioner Mignon Clyburn tweeted her “alternative plan” to save net neutrality, cheekily retitling Pai’s plan from “Restoring Internet Freedom” to “Retaining Internet Freedom.” Clyburn’s updated proposal is brief, cutting out all but 10 words on the Pai’s document’s first page — leaving it with: “After further review of the record, we affirm the 2015 Open Internet Order.” In just 2 days, the @FCC majority will vote to repeal the nation’s #NetNeutrality.
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Jessica Chastain Thought Speaking Out Against Sexual Misconduct Would End Her Career

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Jessica Chastain Thought Speaking Out Against Sexual Misconduct Would End Her Career
Jessica Chastain said she was surprised she received a Golden Globe nomination for “Molly’s Game” on Monday, because she assumed she would face repercussions for speaking out about the flood recent sexual harassment accusations in Hollywood. “To be honest, I’m mainly surprised about my nomination. As an actor, I have a lot of fear, thinking that if I speak my mind, or something that feels like it deviates from the norm as a woman, am I going to be made to disappear in my industry?” Chastain said in a recent interview with The New York Times. “When the article came out.
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All 9 ‘Star Wars’ Movies Ranked, From ‘New Hope’ to ‘The Last Jedi’

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All 9 ‘Star Wars’ Movies Ranked, From ‘New Hope’ to ‘The Last Jedi’
Disney promised a new “Star Wars” movie every year after it acquired Lucasfilm, and the saga keeps on keeping on with “Episode VIII: The Last Jedi.” But while many would call themselves “Star Wars” fans, even they will admit that the movies in the saga are by no means created equal. In reverse order, here is a rundown of the best and worst that these films (not counting the cartoons, the Ewok spin-off or the infamous Holiday Special) have to offer. Fox 9. “Episode I: The Phantom Menace” We waited 16 years for George Lucas to return to this universe, and what did.
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Film Review: ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’

Film Review: ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’
Surely, all “Star Wars” fans hope each new installment will be the best ever. But in the case of “Star Wars: The Last Jedi,” that seemed like an actual possibility. Written and directed by Rian Johnson, a Sundance alum who established his serious-filmmaker bona fides with his 2005 indie debut, “Brick,” before graduating to young Christopher Nolan territory via the relatively big-budget sci-fi movie “Looper,” Episode VIII seemed to have everything going for it.

To the extent that “The Force Awakens” was essentially a heightened reboot of “A New Hope,” recycling many of the 1977 original’s thrills in fresh form with a mostly new cast, this latest chapter was positioned as the new trilogy’s “The Empire Strikes Back” — which is to say, a darker, more serious chapter (commonly regarded as the series’ best) that deepens the underlying mythology, shapes its emerging hero (originally Luke Skywalker, now Daisy Ridley’s Force-strong Rey), sets up an epic cliff-hanger and introduces
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‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ Movie Review: The Thrills Are Strong with This One

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‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ Movie Review: The Thrills Are Strong with This One
How much you enjoy “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” may hinge on how seriously you take this franchise, and that’s good news for those of us who are casual users and not religious adherents. Writer-director Rian Johnson steps into this ongoing saga with an eye seemingly more aimed at the “Flash Gordon” serials that originally inspired George Lucas than at the terminal self-seriousness that so many fans inflict upon the material. If having pure fun at a “Star Wars” movie is wrong, I don’t want to be right. So for me, “The Last Jedi” falls right behind “The Empire Strikes.
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'Star Wars: The Last Jedi': Film Review

'Star Wars: The Last Jedi': Film Review
Star Wars has now occupied a galaxy of is own in the zeitgeist for 40 years and shows no signs of disappearing anytime soon; to the contrary, each new year brings a new Star Wars film of one kind or another, so using the word “last” in connection with anything to do with the series seems a bit disingenuous. Rather, this latest, and longest, franchise entry has the decided feel of a passing-of-the-torch from one set of characters, and actors, to the next. Loaded with action and satisfying in the ways its loyal audience wants it to be,...
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Watch the Transformation of 'The Shape of Water's' Fish-Man in Behind-the-Scenes Video

Watch the Transformation of 'The Shape of Water's' Fish-Man in Behind-the-Scenes Video
"If I told you about her, the princess without voice, what would I say?" 

Guillermo del Toro's latest entry into the annual Awards race, The Shape of Water, harkens back to timeless love stories but with a fantastical twist. Sally Hawkins' Eliza Esposito, who works as a cleaner at an aerospace facility and was rendered mute from a childhood injury, falls for the facility's "asset," hailing from the underwater depths of South America, who del Toro said, "needed to have a nice butt" in order to entice his leading lady to fall for his charms.

The Hollywood...
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Ari Sandel Tapped to Direct ‘Goosebumps’ Sequel

Ari Sandel Tapped to Direct ‘Goosebumps’ Sequel
Ari Sandel has been brought on board to direct a sequel to “Goosebumps,” Variety has learned.

It is unclear, however, if this “Goosebumps” follow up will be the next one to hit theaters or if it will even get made at all. Sony, which is backing the movie, has two versions in development. One of these scripts features original star Jack Black, and one does not. There are scheduling concerns involving the actor. The pressure is mounting, and Sony had better make a decision soon about which film it wants to make if it has a chance of hitting its September 21, 2018 release date.

The studio has tapped Rob Lieber (“Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day”) to write one of these scripts. The first “Goosebumps,” was a modest hit, having grossed $150.2 million worldwide on a reported $58 million budget. Sony is looking to trim costs on this iteration.

Sandel’s credits include “The Duff,
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Zendaya Plays Charades, Talks 'Greatest Showman' Co-Star Zac Efron on 'The Tonight Show'

Zendaya Plays Charades, Talks 'Greatest Showman' Co-Star Zac Efron on 'The Tonight Show'
Zendaya wasn't allowed to use her singing voice during her visit to The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on Monday night (Dec. 11). In fact, she wasn't allowed to use her voice at all as she teamed up with Fallon in hopes of defeating actor Billy Crudup and The Roots' Black Thought for a spirited, holiday-themed game of charades.

Zendaya was up first -- she went with the clue behind No. 3, her lucky number -- and was tasked with acting out "I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus." Success. Point: Fallon and Zendaya

Crudup struggled a bit, though, which was surprising seeing...
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How the Palme d’Or Went Missing, Briefly: Star of Cannes Winner ‘The Square’ Explains

How the Palme d’Or Went Missing, Briefly: Star of Cannes Winner ‘The Square’ Explains
The director of “The Square,” which won the top prize at this year’s Cannes Film Festival, lost the trophy, the Palme d’Or, briefly, the film’s lead actor Claes Bang told Variety in a video interview at the Dubai Film Festival. This week the Swedish film picked up a Golden Globe nomination and six European Film Awards, including best film and actor.

Bang, who plays art-gallery curator Christian in Ruben Ostlund’s art-world satire, said: “Ruben wanted to do a photo re-enactment of the whole week in Cannes — us arriving, all the expectation, the screening — and we were carrying cameras, lights … a lot of sh-t. So we pack everything up, and put it in the car, and drive around. And at one point we were like ‘Okay let’s move on. We need to do the next thing.’

“And we got everything in the car, and we were all in the car, and we were
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